Posts tagged productivity

What do the the most successful people do in the first hour of their work day? They definitely don’t check their email, Fast Company found.
Read on to see what people like Tumblr founder David Karp and the late Steve Jobs do with that crucial first 60 minutes of the day.
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What do the the most successful people do in the first hour of their work day? They definitely don’t check their email, Fast Company found.

Read on to see what people like Tumblr founder David Karp and the late Steve Jobs do with that crucial first 60 minutes of the day.

Flickr user: knuton

Changing your work environment can help you become the most productive version of yourself. One thing you can change? Your office walls!

"… your best choice is probably green. Green invokes balance and concentration, and it’s the least likely color to alienate or rile up visitors to your space. Even if you’re in a rented space and can’t paint your walls, try employing splashes of color through the use of artwork to brighten your space and boost your productivity."

Via OPENForum.com: "6 Easy Changes to Make Your Work Productivity Skyrocket"

Changing your work environment can help you become the most productive version of yourself. One thing you can change? Your office walls!

"… your best choice is probably green. Green invokes balance and concentration, and it’s the least likely color to alienate or rile up visitors to your space. Even if you’re in a rented space and can’t paint your walls, try employing splashes of color through the use of artwork to brighten your space and boost your productivity."

Via OPENForum.com: "6 Easy Changes to Make Your Work Productivity Skyrocket"

Stop wishing on a four-leaf clover for better luck in your business. You can make your own luck by following these five tips.

Stop wishing on a four-leaf clover for better luck in your business. You can make your own luck by following these five tips.

There’s a petition out there for employers to encourage napping on the job. Research says that taking naps can boost productivity and focus; some large companies like the Huffington Post and Nike even offering nap rooms for their employees to recharge with a power nap.

There’s a petition out there for employers to encourage napping on the job. Research says that taking naps can boost productivity and focus; some large companies like the Huffington Post and Nike even offering nap rooms for their employees to recharge with a power nap.

"Never do work you can outsource for $10 to $12 per hour; make sure you are always doing the $80- to $100- an-hour jobs. If your average billable hour is $100 and you are doing work that you could be paying someone $15 an hour, you are losing $85 an hour in revenue." —  Laura Novak Meyer, a professional photographer and small-business owner
Via OPENForum.com: “How to Outsource Your Biggest Business Headaches”

"Never do work you can outsource for $10 to $12 per hour; make sure you are always doing the $80- to $100- an-hour jobs. If your average billable hour is $100 and you are doing work that you could be paying someone $15 an hour, you are losing $85 an hour in revenue." —  Laura Novak Meyer, a professional photographer and small-business owner

Via OPENForum.com: “How to Outsource Your Biggest Business Headaches

Headphones are everyone’s first line of defense against the many distracting noises one hears in the office. But is the music you’re listening to actually help you get your work done? It depends on what type it is, according to a helpful article from Quartz.
Quartz broke out which characteristics and genres of music affect one’s ability to get work done. Turns out there’s a lot of factors at play when you tune in to tune out your work environment. Songs with lyrics can negatively affect reading comprehension, while songs with a predictable melody can “enhance some simple cognitive skills.”

Headphones are everyone’s first line of defense against the many distracting noises one hears in the office. But is the music you’re listening to actually help you get your work done? It depends on what type it is, according to a helpful article from Quartz.

Quartz broke out which characteristics and genres of music affect one’s ability to get work doneTurns out there’s a lot of factors at play when you tune in to tune out your work environment. Songs with lyrics can negatively affect reading comprehension, while songs with a predictable melody can “enhance some simple cognitive skills.”

There's a global coffee shortage.

Thankfully we know three ways you can kick your caffeine addiction, and still be productive!


"Time becomes the easiest metric to measure how productive a person is, even if it doesn’t connect to what they get done."

Enjoyed reading fastcompany's tips for changing the “cult of overwork.” Just because one clocks in a ton of hours on the job doesn’t mean it is the most productive time.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

"Time becomes the easiest metric to measure how productive a person is, even if it doesn’t connect to what they get done."

Enjoyed reading fastcompany's tips for changing the “cult of overwork.” Just because one clocks in a ton of hours on the job doesn’t mean it is the most productive time.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

americanexpress:

5 Tips to Make Flying More Enjoyable  
by Lee Abbamonte, travel blogger  
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@LeeAbbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He blogs about travel on LeeAbbamonte.com. And is a regular contributor to the American Express Tumblr community. 

Also helpful: these five great productivity apps for business travelers on the go.

americanexpress:

5 Tips to Make Flying More Enjoyable  

by Lee Abbamonte, travel blogger  

Bose® QuietComfort® 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Headphones (Available with Membership Rewards points. Terms apply.)

@LeeAbbamonte is the youngest American to visit every country in the world. He blogs about travel on LeeAbbamonte.com. And is a regular contributor to the American Express Tumblr community. 

Also helpful: these five great productivity apps for business travelers on the go.

6 Ways To Use Less Energy To Get More Done

fastcompany:

Happy Friday! Today, do the hardest things on your list first. 

Getting lost in email or mindless tasks can suck away much of your energy. It’s also a great way to avoid tackling the tough projects. But ultimately, when you’re not focusing your greatest energy on your most important tasks, you’re wasting it. He’s a big proponent of doing the most challenging,most important things first-thing in the morning when you’re rested and less prone to distraction.

More tips

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